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Rosemead: Qingrong Chai Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident

Posted on Jan 06, 2014

At about 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 29, 2013, 69-year-old Qingrong Chai was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Rosemead, reported the Los Angeles Times. Thirty-two-year-old Janet Bowman was driving without her headlights on near the intersection of Marshall Street and Greendale Avenue when she struck Chai with her SUV. Chai was pronounced dead at the scene. Bowman fled but turned herself into authorities the next day. They arrested her on suspicion of hit-and-run causing death or injury and vehicular manslaughter. 


Rosemead accounted for 1 of the 198 fatalities and 10 of the 4,786 injuries pedestrians suffered in traffic accidents that occurred in Los Angeles County in 2010, according to the California Highway Patrol’s Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System. Hit-and-run was a contributing factor to 5,962 of the pedestrian accidents that resulted in injury or death. The California Office of Traffic Safety ranked Los Angeles County the 2nd worst in the state for its incidence of fatal and injury pedestrian accidents. 


In California, when a family loses a loved one to a traffic accident, they may file a wrongful death claim in order to hold the at-fault party liable for their loss. For more information on the wrongful death claims process, please call 866-981-5596 or contact us online.


All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to offer our condolences to the family of Qingrong Chai. 

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